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to the gentleman from texas, mr. barton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. barton: i thank the gentleman from mississippi for yielding and thank the gentleman from georgia for presiding in an even and fair fashion. one of the arguments that's been made about the e.a.c., spreebling, -- mr. speaker, is that it's the federal election commission that ensures every american citizen's right to vote. if only that were true, mr. speaker. the national association of secretaries of state, which are the organizations in each state that oversee the elections, have called for the dissolution of the e.a.c. the committee has heard firsthand testimony from secretaries of state all across the country both in 2005 and again in 2010, the national association of secretaries of state have called for the dissolution of the e.a.c. if the organizations that are actually responsible in each state for holding the elections, mr. speaker, are asking that the federal agency that's supposed to help them should be dissolved, i think it would behoove the congress to listen to t
and 848 of the senate amendments and modifications committed to conference, messrs. smith of texas, coble and conyers. from the committee on natural resources, for consideration of sections 313, 601 and 197 of the house bill and modifications committed to conference, messrs. hastings of washington, bishop of utah and markey. from the committee on oversight and government reform for consideration of sections 598, 662, 803, 813, 844, 847, 849, 937 through 939, 1081, 19 -- 1091, 1101 through 1111 and sections 827, 845, 1044, 1102 through 1107 and 2812 of the senate amendments and modifications committed to the conference, messrs. ross of florida, lankford and cummings. from the committee on science, space and technology, for consideration of sections 11 sand 1098 of the house bill and sections 885, 911, 912 of division e of the senate amendments and modifications committed to conference, messrs. hall, quail and sam johnson of texas. from the committee on small business, for consideration of section 804 of the house bill and sections 885 through 887 much division e of the senate amendments a
of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. poe: i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. poe: mr. speaker, i recently received this email from john of houston giving -- as one of the 9.2 million people whose livelihood is supported by the oil and natural gas industry, i am troubled by the recent calls to raise the money. as washington focuses on improving our struggling economy, congress has an opportunity to take our economy in a new direction, one that leads to economic growth and economic security. by promoting policies that encourage domestic oil and natural gas production, we can create 1.4 million jobs and generate $800 billion in additional government revenue by 2013. mr. speaker, john, a person that works for a living, understands better than washington elites that our god-given natural resources should be used to create jobs for americans. time to stop sending american jobs to middle eastern countries to buy their natural resour
to create and construct that pipeline. and 100,000 new jobs within the areas of texas and louisiana as it relates to the processing of that oil. last time i looked, canada was a friend. we buy oil from countries that hate us. and here we turn our back. and you know what canada said. china is ready to step in and help them out. is that really what we want or do we want to bring jobs to america? mr. speaker, with all that's been said, we're to the point where we need to talk about regulations and that's what this bill does. it allows seven amendments that are germane to come to the floor, three republicans and five democratic amendments. and, mr. speaker, i'm happy to yield back the balance of my time and move the previous question on the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on ordering the previous question on the resolution. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. ms. slaughter: mr. speaker, on that i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this
minnesota, mr. paulson, and the gentleman from texas, mr. dog get, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from minnesota. mr. paulson: i ask unanimous consent that all members have 35 days which to revise and extend their remarks, including extraneous consent. i yield myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. paulson: i rise today in support of h.r. 365, legislation to extend temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through the end of this fiscal year, as well as to ensure that these funds are spent appropriately. before describing the legislation in greater detail, i note that these same provisions will already approved, the middle class tax relief and job creation act of tuesday of this week. given some of the uncertainty about some of that legislation, it makes sense to ensure that the program continues to assist families past december 31, when its current authorization expires. that's the first and most important thing that this bill will do. the tanner program has been generally success
, a 31-year-old texas man committed suicide. he said, thanks, bath salts. january, 2011, in panama city, florida, a daughter tried to attack her mother with a machete before fleeing the scene. she spent several days taking bath salts. an army sergeant killed his wife following a police chase. both had chemically altered bath salts. the couple's son was found dead with a plastic bag over his head and bruises on his body. these incidents led many states, including my home state of florida, to outlaw these often dangerous and deadly substances. . i added chemicals added to bath salts to induce a drug high to schedule i of the controlled substances act. these substances are not marketed for human consumption. this also is why i have joined representative charlie dent in his work to bring h.r. 1254, which includes the billing i introduced in april to the floor today. you have heard no research can be conducted if this passes, but those claims are false. they can be conducted. research will continue to be done on schedule i chemicals. just listen on the e.r. doctors and poison control centers
are familiar with the lean 6 sigma stuff. candidates have invited people to sign onto those pledges. a texas consultant. newt gingrich has been highlighting this. did you sign the pledge as well? >> yes, it is called a strong america now. >> i think the only person that has not is mitt romney. yesterday, on this station, we were talking with mitt romney. he said he did not know what it was. is that even remotely possible, as far as you are concerned? >> i do not know. i cannot go into his thoughts. >> he has been asked over and over to sign this. >> i know that our campaign was asked and we were happy to do it. i signed it in cedar rapids. i am a private businesswoman. i know, in my own company, if we did not continually change, continually improve, we would be out of business. that is the essence of this pledge. >> can that be applied to the federal government? >> as president of the united states, i intend to. without exception, we all recognize the federal government is bloated beyond any possible recognition. it has got to come down in size. when you have a government that spends $3.70 t
no idea about that. i am not privy to that information. host: thanks for your call. next up, tyler, texas, don, independent. good morning. caller: yes, ma'am. i'd like to ask you a question and i'd like to ask c-span will make a pledge to me and the american people to ask congressman or senator or anybody else that comes up there, whether they be republican or they be democrat, where they get their money from. do they have superpacts. and how does that affect their vote? host: thanks, don. you want to be first up with that? guest: i would be happy to go ahead and do that. i members of congress or senators have to reveal their contributions and how they spend those moneys the federal election commission, so all that information is available out there right now. you do have pacts and there's some pacts that do release that information. but if you remember there was a supreme court decision, basically said that certain moneys could not be put into some pacts, other facts where they don't have to reveal the sources. i'm one of those that i don't mind people getting into pacts but i want to kn
, kan., iowa, texas, corn, wheat, soy, they have all been beneficiaries is directly, but especially over the last 15 years, of a very beneficial subsidies to the agricultural sector. they were designed early on to be stabilizing subsidies by the usda and congress has wrestled with exactly what the right amount of subsidies should be applied to achieve a specific goal. the farmers have changed the nature of the subsidies and they promised to lessen them over time as well moving away from a direct subsidy on a per acre or per commodity basis to more of an indirect subsidy. for example, using a combination of federal subsidies and market mechanisms, like crop insurance, and other types of stabilizing mechanisms to maintain farm income. it is generally agreed, yes, we do have a disproportionate share of agricultural subsidies because we do produce a disproportionate share of agricultural product. i would not pass the laws, but they are a beneficiary of those laws and have been a beneficiary of the subsidies over time. host: more statistics here as we carry on with our guests and callers from
, texas. susan, democratic line. caller: i have a couple of brief statements i would like responded to. history shows that after every republican administration, there has been a big financial disaster that has to be cleaned up. and another statement is, my understanding is our founding fathers worked for religious freedom, that the pilgrims that came over, came over to get away from religious persecution. and i equate what is going on now as extreme -- compared to extreme islam and other extreme religions. and the debt that was created was created by cheney-bush buy things they did not put on the books. and president obama did put them on the books. it makes it look bad for him, which is the things that cheney-bush did not put on the books. host: matthew strawn? guest: i think the one thing i will point out when it comes to increasing the debt on not just our current generation but future generations in washington, i think a lot of that, when you look at the debt that has accrued over the last two and a half years will bring three years of your the obama administration is frightening,
.d. anderson cancer center, which grew into the texas medical center in houston, texas. and one of the largest medical complexes in the world. i believe this legislation is appropriate in honoring m.d. anderson and his enduring legacy in his hometown as a successful american businessman and, more importantly, his crppings contributions to vital -- his contributions to vital medical research and philanthropy. the subcommittee worked closely with the bill to sponsor -- with the bill sponsor to make improvements to the legislation which are reflected in the amendments to the bill. the amendments ensure the legislation is in line with the commemorative works act by requiring the design of the statue be approved by the general services administration prior to its installation. i support passage of this legislation as amended and urge my colleagues to do the same. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. >> thank you, sir. i yield myself three minutes or as much time as i consume, which ever
to my friend and colleague, the gentleman from texas, vice chairman of the committee, the chairman of the subcommittee on emerging threats and capabilities and member of the congress of the conference committee, mr. thornberry. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields to the gentleman from texas two minutes. mr. thornberry: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in support of this conference report and it is a broad-ranging conference report th affects everything from personnel policies to weapon systs to research and development across the department of defense and the military. and i especially commend chairman mckeon, ranking member smith and the staff who have worked since -- all year to make this possible but worked especially hard in the last few days to make this conference report possible before the congress adjourns. there are a number of good, important provisions in this bill that strengthen our country's national security. but in light of the comments we have recently heard, mr. speaker, let me talk just a moment about this issue of detention. you know, one can put into la
the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: madam speaker, thanksgiving is over and christmas is just around the corner. and all throughout america families will gather to celebrate the traditions and festivities and be together, celebrate faith, but there are some american families that won't have their entire family with them this year. there will be an empty chair at their table. that's because their loved one serves in the united states military in lands throughout the world. war christmas is not new. many warriors are still on call, still on duty serving america. but there is a way to connect with our troops throughout the world and it's a project that we are involved in in southeast texas through the red cross and operation interdependence. and here's how it works, it's a way of having young kids, children, school-age children, connect with troops not only in our war zone but other places in the world where our troops are serving america. and it started several years ago when i had the opportunity to go see our troops in the middle east about this time of the year, and b
will be introduced tomorrow with my colleague and friend, congressman ted poe from texas, the chief republican co-sponsor. it builds on current united states efforts, not by increasing funds. make no mistake. i hope we do increase the investment around the globe. but right now this legislation will increase effectively, transparency and accountability. given the strains on federal resources and the depth of the need, it is essential we target our efforts as efficiently as possible. the water for the world act gives the state department and usaid tools to leverage investments. it helps elevate positions within the agency to coordinate diplomatic policy and implement country-specific water strategies. the house foreign operations appropriations subcommittee, under the leadership of kay granger and nita lowey, have done the best they can in this difficult budget climate with resources for poor people with water around the world. now, congress needs to step up to make sure that these precious resources are used as effectively as possible. i sincerely hope my colleagues will join congressman poe and m
to the gentlelady from texas, ms. sheila jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for two minutes. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, we are doing what the american people have asked us to do. i thank the gentleman for -- from new york for championing the cause of the american people and i thank our whip, mr. hoyer, for understanding that we need an up or down vote on the senate compromise and a motion for this conference that will not occur, to do what is right for the american people. i've already said that the holiday season for so many has just gone up in smoke. the lights on the christmas tree have just burst and the tree is burning. the candles throughout the house are now down and smolering. and people are bemourning the condition that this washington republicans have put them in. mothers, single mothers, families without are now begging for a lifeline and the gigantic ship, the cruise ship, is cruising on by and allowing them to drown in the dusty and dark waters of this land. i don't understand where there is no mercy, where there is no understanding. my good friend fr
two minutes to another hardworking member of the freshman class, the gentleman from bryan, texas, mr. flores. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. dreier: 1/2 -- 2 1/2 minutes. the speaker pro tempore: 2 1/2 minutes. mr. flores: mr. speaker, i'm here to talk about options for american middle-class jobs and american energy security. i want to talk about two real-world examples that highlights the differences between president obama's plan and the g.o.p. plan for america's job creators. option a is obama's plan. option b is the g.o.p. plan. here are the examples. under option a, solyndra. option b, the keystone x.l. pipeline. how many part-time jobs were created under option a? 1,000. they've come and gone. under keystone x.l. pipeline, over 20,000. how many full-time jobs from solyndra? none. they're gone. how many full-time jobs from option b, the keystone x.l. pipeline? thousands. what did option a do for americans' improvement energy security? nothing. how about for option b? yes, we get improved american energy security. reduce demand for midd
recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. hinojosa, for five minutes. mr. hinojosa: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hinojosa: mr. speaker, it is with great sadness that i rise to urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass the american dream act. this past weekend i learned of the tragic death of joaquin luna, a senior student at juarez lincoln high school in mission, texas, who took his life because he believed that he would never be able to fulfill his dream of becoming an engineer, earning his citizenship and leading a full and prosperous life in america. brought to the united states as an infant, joaquin attended our nation's public schools, played the guitar at his church and hoped to go to college and achieve the american dream. i cannot express the sorrow i feel on the loss of such a talented young man. i want to extend my heart felt condolences to joaquin's family and friends. i cannot imagine the pain they are suffering. it is heartbreaking to know that many of us in the u.s. house of represent
purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. green: i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: clerk. -- the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 8 printed in house report 112-317 offered by mr. al green of texas. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 487, the gentleman from texas, mr. al green, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. green: i thank you, mr. chairman. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. green: thank you. there has been much debate as to whether this bill will create or save jobs. there is much speculation based on whether this bill will create or save jobs. when you have few facts, you generally speaking can have much speculation. this amendment addresses speculation. there is some sense in this country that our approval rating is low in congress because of much speculation. speculation can breed distrust. speculation can lead to fact-free debates, a term inside good friend, emanuel cleaver, representative
been good for democrats in states like texas where a continuing court battle drew the map for 2012 and in colorado where the court drew the map at the legislature deadlocked and could not come to an agreement, arizona were they have a commission or the republicans are fighting tooth and nail to get their proposal overturned and california where they have a new citizens predicted -- redistricting commission which through the whole matter into disarray and roy blunt and, as together and has created acsitue a situation. i think democrats will be able to win six, seven, eight congressional seats in the 2012 election and that is 1/3 of the way they need to get in order to retake the majority. the other part of this is that republicans insist they have done a good job of assuring that their members. in states like pennsylvania and ohio, this will be by a couple of points. it will not be a situation where the district is now in a play for democrats but the members become safer. you can ask either side was winning and they have a good argument to say why they are winning. i think david mak
. the pipes would be part of the keystone oil pipeline which is a project running from canada to texas. the president has said that he would veto this bill, extending unemployment and his tax holiday if this keystone jobs bill was put in it. mr. president, this is about creating jobs. please join us. also, they said that the state department may have to say no because this is the same department that back in june testified before our committee that they could have the decision made on this pipeline and permitted by -- well, the decision made on this pipeline by december 31. the environmental studies have been there for months. this application has been with the state department for 3 1/4 years. the state department has everything they need to make a correct recommendation for the president, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. members are again reminded to direct their comments to the chair. the gentleman from california. mr. waxman: mr. speaker, i'm pleased at this time to yield to the man who's going to be the chairman of the health subco
. [applause] at this time, it is my honor to introduce the taxes first lady, mrs. -- texas first lady, mrs. anita perry. both she and her husband, 2012 gop presidential candidate rick perry are concerned about the loss of benefits for veterans and military personnel. as a nurse, she is a passion for caring for others and especially our veterans deserve our utmost care which they earned through their service and sacrifice given in the name of freedom. following are comments, she will open the floor to questions regarding a her work and her husband's candidacy. i would like to present mrs. anita perry. [applause] >> thank you. you all are so kind. thank you so very much for coming out today. i know this is a busy, busy week and people have things going on. we have lots to do so i really appreciated. thank you so much. thank you, beth. great to be here in had some. it is a beautiful day. i am rubbing my hands together. that is just a little -- i do not know. colder than i'm used to. [no audio] my dad was a 9-38 pilot in guam. it did not talk much about his military service. [audio issues] i t
texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: madam speaker, when most people think of smuggling, they envision outlaws in the dark of night, law leslie shuffling around guns and money to other outlaws. most people would never imagine that the government of the greatest nation in the world would be engaged in a stealth smuggling operation by sending guns and money to narcoterrorists. a pierce a group of people in the a.t.f. and the d.e.a. all under the supervision of the department of justice facilitated trafficking of guns and money to the drug cartels, the national enemy of mexico and of the united states. these vicious cartels have inflicted terror on both sides of the border, they are literally at war with the mexican people, the people to the south of us, our neighbors. first relearn that the justice department with the help of the a.t.f. apparently facilitate the smuggling of over 2,000 weapons to the drug cartels. these guns included semiautomatic weapons and sniper rifles. people have died because of this activity. these weapons were used to kill at least 200 mexican nati
. speaker, i'm pleased to yield a minute and a half to the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from texas is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, we are here basically because the joker has taken control of the congress. everyone knows that this is a procedural calamity that will not work. the house bill was dead on arrival in the other body because it raised the premium of medicare on seniors. let me tell you what we are doing today. the washington republicans are taking a high risk gamble. this is gambling. this is throwing the dice. a senator said it is important that we extend the short term to get to the long term on payroll tax. richard lugar said we must do what is best for the american people. my voice might be a little raspy, but i am watching the trees and the lights in people's homes as we go through the house you can see those lights brightly shining. then you get closer to that tree and you see them beginning to pop and burn as the christmas tree burns. and then those who have lights in their homes, ca
. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. flooris, for five minutes. there flooris n -- mr. floris: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to congratulate a constituent of texas district 17. his name is robert griffin iii of waco, texas, he's the recipient of the 2011 heisman trophy -- memorial trophy. the son of two u.s. army sergeants, archie three, epitomizes -- rg 3. epitomizes what it is to be a role model for all americans. during the baylor bears 2011 season, he threw for nearly 4,000 yards and 45 touchdowns. his 7 % completion rate placed him among the most accurate passer in the nation. and only player in the country had a had at least 3,00 passing yards and 300 rushing yards. he's only one of three players in the career history with 10,000 year passing yards. he owns or shares 30 baylor football records. among his awards and accolades in 2011 were the chick harley award for the national player of the year, the big 12 player of the year, first team all american, the davey o'brien award, and of course the 77th annual heisman memorial trophy. awa
yield three minutes to the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, a distinguished member of the judiciary and foreign affairs committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas for three minutes. mr. poe: mr. speaker, winston churchill, born to a british father and an american mother. winston churchill to me is the person of the 20th century that is an example of a lead that are motivated the free world -- leader that motivated the free world in the defeat of the tie rans of tyranny -- defeat of tyranny. he served as prime minister of the united kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when our two nations battled together to save civilization from the grips of the nazis and the japanese. but also because of his steadfast unwillingness to ever surrender. he still serves as a guiding light to america and to free peoples throughout the world. in world war ii, during the batful britain, london endured -- battle of britain, london endured systemic bombing for 76 consecutive nights which destroyed or damaged over a million london homes and killed more than 40,000 british citizens. to bolster resol
in house report 112-296 offered by ms. jackson lee of texas. the chair: a recorded vote has been requested. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a two-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the chair: the yeas are 172 and the nays are 250. the amendment is not adopted. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 6 printed in part a of house report 112-296 by the gentleman from jea, mr. johnson, on which further proceedings were postponed and the nays prevailed by a voice vote. the clerk: amendment number 6 printed in part a of house report 112-296 offered by mr. johnson of georgia. the chair: a recorded has been requested. those in support of a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient num
. we will be joined by congressman eric cantor. along with congressman kevin brady of texas, congressman bomber from north carolina, -- tom reed of new york, greg walden of oregon. those are the eight appointed by the speaker of the house to serve as conferees in this process. we heard from harry reid yesterday indicating he will not call back the senate, asking the house to pass the compromise. the senate voted on saturday, 89-10. we will hear from the president at 12:15 this afternoon. it is an event that was put together the last minute, as the president will talk about what $40 will mean for your paycheck, the estimated annual savings for the individual earning $50,000 a year. the president says he will stay here in washington, will not go to hawaii until the issue is resolved. he asked the speaker to accept the compromise and move ahead with stipulation that the house senate conferees will work out a longer-term agreement by the end of january or early february. a lot happening in washington in what was supposed to be a relatively quiet christmas week. the speaker of th
to its present location in texas. in 1967 congress enacted public law 90-287 terminating the federal trust relationship with the tribe and placing the tribe under the jurisdiction of the state of texas. in 1987, the federal trust relationship was restored by public law 100-89. the restoration act limits the tribe's membership to individuals list odd a certain tripal membership role and to descendants of each individual as long as they have a minimum of s/8 degree of ysleta del sur pueblo blood. in recent years they have tried to eliminate this which is consistent with the modern policy of allowing recognized tribes to set their own membership when they enroll indian people. h.r. 1560, permits the tribe to enroll members. similar versions of this bill have been passed by the house in the last two congresses. the committee has not heard any objection to passing this bill again. i think it's a good idea to treat the tribe consistently with how congress treats other federally recognized tribes. with that, i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time.
experience greater congestion and medium-sized city. host: fort worth, texas. thank you for holding on. robert. you are gone. go ahead. caller: good morning. i am a bicycle commuter. what can like-minded people like myself who commute to work, and we do things -- we go to the store -- what can we do to create a sense of, i guess, a sense of emergency to political leaders, saying that we need to have more bicycle commuter lanes? it seems like the texas department of transportation is very willing to drop millions of dollars on road construction projects to try to ease congestion in the dallas-ford worth area, but it just gets worse and worse. it seems like you can expand roadways many times over but it does not seem to work. bicycle commuting is a more effective way to get around. one does not get caught in traffic jams. what can we do to create a sense of emergency that this is a real mess is everything to do? guest: robert, the bicycle program has largely been funded by the enhancement program in the highway program over the last 10 years. a huge number of bike lanes have been built b
tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: mr. speaker, the sun was lazyly rising on the -- lazily rising on the horizon. it was on a sunday morning. it was quiet, peaceful, calm. people felt secure. there was a small tropical breeze as the american flag was being raised on a nearby flagpole. it was this day that luke trejan, a sailor from southeast texas, noticed large formations of aircraft darkening the glistening sky. he kept watching in awe until suddenly the aircraft broke formation, dove from the sky and unleashed a fury of deadly devastating bombs and torpedos on a place called pearl harbor in the pacific. it was this day 70 years ago this morning when luke and his fellow sailors, soldiers and marines saw war unleashed upon america. it was december 7, 1941. the japanese had caught america by surprise and took advantage of an unprepared nation, and after the smoke cleared on that morning of madness, 98 neifi planes and 64 -- navy planes and 64 army aircraft went. they lost all but three of its aircraft. 2,471 americans, servicemen
louisiana, alabama, and texas, which have greatly reduced incarcerated children by 50% have not experienced a rise in youth crime. the sad irony is that as many as 3/4 of the young people incarcerated in these often brutal facilities have themselves often been victims of trauma and violence in their own lives. they are more likely, rather than less likely, to commit violent acts. you would be hard pressed if you tried to design and less effective response to a child's exposure to violence. locking them up in an overcrowded, depressing, frightening condition with other children, who have similar problems, and have little to no privacy, then they should provide a decent education rather than neglect to address the trauma and family issues that contribute to this behavior. releasing him or her to the streets, with little hope for the future of promise or possibility. this is not a recipe for success. the report was published one month ago, no place for kids -- it provides considerable detail on the flaws of these systems and recommends replacing them with evidence test based -- evidence-based
are going to move on to el paso, texas. david is a democrat. good morning. caller: good morning. your guest, going to the republican caucus is kind of hypocritical. 99%ers should know that the republican party is only for the 1%, and a 1% of that 1%, and they are not going to change. it is like newt gingrich telling the gay person to vote for obama's because we are not going to do anything for you. start another party or vote democrat, stop being hypocritical. guest: i do not think i am being hypocritical, or the thousands of other people going to the republican caucus who may be independent or democrat are hypocritical, just as i do not than the tens of thousands of individuals who went to the caucus for obama years ago or hypocritical. we have an open process. we value the opinion of the electorate. right now, i am very dissatisfied with obama. i look at the republican candidates -- and i do not know what will happen in the general election -- but i would like to see a healthy debate. fred carter would provide a good conversation about the importance of equality for gay and lesbian americ
purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? mr. poe: i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. poe: mr. speaker, in the piney woods of east texas, the small town of athens in henderson county is getting ready for the holidays. a group of local volunteers with keep athens beautiful has placed a nativity scene on the corner of the courthouse square. it has been there for the last 10 years with no complaints from residents. but a group of out-of-towners, not from athens, not from texas, but 1,000 miles away in wisconsin has self-righteously objected to the nativity scene. the anti-religious hate group demands that baby jesus be evicted from the courthouse lawn. he said no local citizen has complained about the scene, the judge said, and he doesn't care what someone from wisconsin thinks. he even invited other religious groups to use the courthouse square but no one has asked to do so. the county officials do not appear to be succumbing to the intimidation tactics to the groups that want to censor the action.
to texas -- let us get access to the natural gas. so we had to go to saudi arabia. we are talking about tens of thousands of jobs because of that decision. it is like the keystone pipeline decision. let's get our own energy in this country and that will help create jobs. you have to get the role of lot to get the environment right. -- the rule of law. what do i mean by that? we have something today called the crony capitalism or the president takes care of his friends. obamacare for instance. the unions are given waivers. they do not have to worry about that burden because they are his friends. boeing is told they cannot build a factory in south carolina employing people because south carolina is not a union state. and this is an example of people applauded their friends to position of power. indifference to positions of power with and give paybacks to the people who helped them out. we have to go back to the rule of law. we have to have institutions that create human capital. capitalism is about human capital. it is about education, immigration policies that bring in the best and brigh
. in texas, that is almost one week of groceries for me. or how much it costs to fill my gas tank for one and a half weeks or medical copays at the specialists office. which one am i going to go without? this is going to hurt. please do not let this happen. i think of thousands of responses that we have had so far are representative of the hundreds of thousands and millions responses -- of responses that you would get if the house of representatives were to survey their own constituents. for most people, $1,000 out of their paycheck next year is an enormous hit. and in this economy, we cannot let that happen. >> a senior military commander suggested that troops might need to invest beyond 2014. can you respond to that? >> i appreciate the question. thank you. as established in lisbon at nato, and has made clear through the president's afghanistan policy, one, we are in the process of drawing down the surge, and by the end of 2014 we will have turned over full security lead to afghan forces. we have made clear all along, much as in iraq when we turned over full security lead to the iraqi f
obama. i lived in texas and i know what he is about. host: what is he about? caller: i think he makes a good point -- but the only thing that hurts him is the immigration thing, illegal kids. host: thank you for calling this morning. bill in doylestown, pennsylvania. good morning. i am not sure who was on the line. jane in cincinnati? how are you? caller: fine, thank you. how are you? host: good. who do you think is the most conservative? caller: ron paul, all the way. everything about him. i trust him, i believe in him. i do not think he is prejudiced. no, i don't. i think he is a very good guy. and i think he could help our country. yes, i do. host: what positions of his do you like? caller: oh, my gosh, just so many of them. he believes and everybody making their own way. -- in. he believes in bringing everybody home strewn all over the world. i like that. host: thank you for calling in this morning. a reminder about the january 3 iowa caucuses, c-span will be live on c-span and c-span2 that evening covering two separate caucuses. they start at 7:00 p.m. eastern time, which is 8:0
iowa to go to january 3. we are operating under the rules passed by the rnc and dnc. host: texas. lawrence, a democrat. caller: i have two statements that i would like to address and some of the previous callers did not get to. i cannot understand why republicans continue to do is blame barack obama for all of the downfall. when you come on and make a statement that we are here to remove barack obama, what do you think american people think? is it the only reason you want to get a republican in there, to remove barack obama? and you have to look at the candidates you have. for america to come back strong, we need the best candidates -- no matter independent, republican, whatever and they are. that is we need in office. not just put anybody in there because they are republican. i will shut up and listen to what you have to say. guest: sure, thank you for the call. it is not just about replacing a person in the white house but about replacing the principles and policies we have seen from the president. what we have seen from the president is unsustainable spending. we've got a $15
making ends meet and $40 is a lot of money to me." in texas: "that is almost one week of groceries for me or how much it costs to fill my gas tank for one and a half weeks or medical co-pays at the specialist office. which one am i to go without? this is going to hurt. please don't let this happen." look, i think that the thousands of responses we've had so far are representative of the hundreds of thousands and millions of responses you would get if you were -- and if the members of the house of representatives were to survey their own constituents. for most people, $1,000 out of their paycheck next year is an enormous hit, and in this economy, we cannot let that happen. yes. >> and on afghanistan quickly -- >> sorry. >> -- a senior military commander suggested that troops might need to, in fact, stay -- american forces might need to, in fact, stay beyond 2014. can you respond to that? and is that a possibility -- >> well, i appreciate the question. thank you, kristen. as established in lisbon at nato and as made clear through the president's afghanistan policy, one, we are in the proces
call from rockwell, texas. >> i was disgusted how this deal went down. i feel the senate that had a deal with republicans to make this two-month extension, and i feel the to party held this -- the tea party held this up. you cannot change rules to force people not to be able to vote. i was disgusted with my own party. >> jim, thanks for your calls. you can continue discussion at c-span.org. thanks again for the calls. next up, we will take you to an anniversary this week, the anniversary of the pan am flight 103. a memorial was held this week at arlington national cemetery. attorney general eric holder attended, as well as the fbi director mueller. >> we remember them. john ahern. sarah aker. thomas emmerman. martin apfelbaum. judith atkinson. william atkinson iii. jerry everett. clare louise bachiochi. harry bainbridge. stewart barclay. lawrence bennet. theodora cohen. >> vernon bergstrom. alistair berkeley. michael bernstein. diane fuller. paula alderman. francis boyer. nicholas bright. colleen brunner. timothy berman. >> [speaking names] valerie kennedy. [speaking names] >> [sp
of this, and i think it will backfire. >> jackie from dallas, texas, on the republican line. >> i think the senate should do what they are doing. the senate originally wanted the one-year tax cut extended. the republicans did not want that. everything the republicans asked for, the senate gave it to them. now all of a sudden the speaker and republicans are saying we need you to come back and do our job. what good is it going to be for a committee? they have the super a committee and nothing could get resolved. they have the debt ceiling and nothing could get resolved. -- they had the super 8 committee, and nothing could get resolved. i think sometimes the democrats are standing up. they have tried to work with republicans and work with republicans, but now they are in hot water behind this, and now they want to blame it on the democrats. >> headlines from "the washington times." the house voted to enter negotiations over the payroll tax cut. the top democrat refused to bring back the senate before the new year. phil joining us on the republican line from boston. >> party republicans are
. kevin brady from texas. one of the questions we get in washington these days is why haven't you gone home by now? these are principles worth fighting for. they had a real attack on real people, and especially on our economy -- real impact on real people, and especially on our economy. i spoke to local small business people. one told me that these short- term extensions are so hard on the patients, heart on the doctors, they are hard on his small business. he says there are fewer and fewer doctors to see medicare patients these days, and this only makes it worse. for him and other local doctors, the house bill, which extends these payments for two years, is world better than the senate bill and the uncertainty for two months. i talk to a family-own business owner. they built this small business from seven workers to 46. he says a two-month extension creates real peril problems for his small business -- real payroll problems for his small business and no incentives to hire. he says he wants to hire one or two new plumbers. he said they were frustrated. they told him two months, that is
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